BRITS who have had both of their Covid jabs will be able to enter one EU country using their paper NHS vaccine card.

Fully vaccinated holidaymakers will be able to show their filled-out NHS Covid card upon arrival to Greece, ministers there have said.

It comes after an Echo investigation today revealed sellers taking to Ebay to wrongly sell vaccine cards and making hundreds of pounds worth in profit.

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The investigation, which resulted in Ebay removing the listings, found sellers offering customers "genuine" batch numbers belonging to real-life Pfizer and Astrazeneca vials.

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Speaking to The Times, Harry Theoharis, the Greek tourism minister, said the paper cards would be accepted while the UK waits for a digital passport.

He said: “Until the UK has a digital passport, we have seen the paper cards that are provided with the two vaccine appointment dates and we are recognising them.

"They can be used on the ground and at the borders."

Mr Theoharis said that random spot checking of arrivals would take place, with strict measures reserved in case there is an increased in positive cases.

Last night, a North-East MP urged the Government to "stop dragging its heels" on the rollout of a Covid travel passport.

Labour's MP for North Durham, Kevan Jones made the comments as he hit back at those "taking advantage" on Ebay through the sale of vaccine cards.

He told The Northern Echo: "The problem is the government are dragging their heels over this. This is allowing people to take advantage of people’s vulnerability.

"The government should urgently get on with it and say whether they will produce these cards.

"I would urgently warn anyone looking at buying these cards to think about this before parting with their hard-earned money."

Mr Jones said that the Government should work alongside agencies to create a travel passport that is internationally-recognised.

He said: "They should be working with agencies like IATA (International Air Transport Association), who have been working on this for the past several months.

"I think it’s important in terms of people being able to travel in confidence and safely, but if you look at the economic impact, there is a lot of jobs in this sector struggling."

Last week, the Department of Transport said it was "working on a solution" to allow Brits prove their Covid vaccine status to other countries, but did not suggest a timeframe.

At the time, a spokesperson for the department said: “We are working on this as a priority and intend to have the solution ready as soon as possible.”